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One of the most recognizable voices in comedy returns to Buffalo as Gilbert Gottfried will make a three-night stand at Helium Comedy Club Oct. 27-29. Gottfried’s comedy career has a number of touchstones after he first took the stage when he was 15. After honing his act throughout New York City, Gottfried joined the cast of “Saturday Night Live” in 1980. He continued to…

Are you the class clown, office cut-up or budding comic looking to raise your joke game? Helium Comedy Club is offering a six-week beginning stand-up course starting Oct. 22. The Buffalo Comedy Academy course features six three-hour sessions on Saturday afternoons. Class instructor Rich Lamb is a veteran comedy performer in both stand-up and improv performance, and has …

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Former “Saturday Night Live” performer Jon Lovitz has an extraordinarily long list of film and television credits to his name. His latest job – stand-up comedian – brings him to Helium Comedy Club in Buffalo for four shows Oct. 6-8. When Lovitz joined “SNL” as a cast member in 1985, the show was thought to be at a critical and commercial low point. However, Lovitz helped …

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In another time, comedian, writer and actor Brian Posehn would be considered a renaissance man, and upon his canvas would be the world’s greatest fart jokes. He returns to Helium Comedy Club in Buffalo for a two-night stint Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. As a stand-up comic, Posehn headlined clubs across the country after gaining a new audience with the “Comedians of Comedy” tour w…

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Comedian, actor and musician Craig Robinson made a name for himself playing Darryl on NBC’s long-running hit sitcom “The Office” and movies like “Hot Tub Time Machine” and “This is the End.” His latest film, “Morris from America,” was just released on video on demand services, and he’s set to host “Caraoke Showdown” on Spike TV. Robinson will bring his keyboard to Helium …

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Many people know Jay Chandrasekhar primarily as a member of the comedy troupe Broken Lizard (formed when they were all students at Colgate University), but the writer, actor and director had started performing stand-up comedy even before then. He describes his stand-up as “a series of stories,” and the multi-dimensional comedian brings his act to Helium Comedy Club in down…

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“Chelsea Lately” favorite and prolific laugh creator Heather McDonald is set to headline five shows at Helium Comedy Club in downtown Buffalo from June 16-18. McDonald worked as a performer, staff writer and story producer throughout Chelsea Handler’s seven-year run as host of E’s late-night show, “Chelsea Lately.” Her stand-up special, “I Don’t Mean to Brag,” debuted on …

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Eight comedians will compete for the title of “Buffalo’s Funniest Person” and a $1,200 grand prize during the championship finals at 8 p.m. June 15 at Helium Comedy Club. The contest, which was open to all Buffalo-area residents, began June 1 with a total of 73 people competing through three rounds. Winning the contest can advance a comedian’s career from amateur to profe…

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With a soft-spoken demeanor emanating from a head framed by two wide eyes and mop hair, comedian Emo Philips is memorable before he even finishes his first punch line. The veteran comic headlines a weekend of shows from June 9 to 11 at Helium Comedy Club (30 Mississippi St.). A Chicago native, Philips was one of the performers who rode the stand-up comedy boom of the late…

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Tommy Davidson, comedian and entertainer who first rose to prominence on the '90s sketch show “In Living Color,” returns to Buffalo to perform five stand-up shows at Helium Comedy Memorial Day weekend. As a young comic, Davidson was noticed by comedian-producer Keenan Ivory Wayans, who invited him to audition for “In Living Color.” The sketch show had a primarily African-…

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Growing up in Rochester, comic Jamie Lissow is very familiar with Buffalo. Now a co-star and writer on Rob Schneider’s mock reality show on Netflix, “Real Rob,” Lissow returns to Helium Comedy Club in Buffalo for a weekend of shows May 19-21. Question: Even though you grew up in Rochester, the first time you did comedy was in Buffalo? Answer: Yeah man. I took a comedy cl…

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Tim Meadows, one of the longest tenured players in “Saturday Night Live” history, returns to Buffalo to perform five shows at Helium Comedy Club7. The comedian appeared on “Saturday Night Live” for adecade, most notably creating the character of the Ladies Man Leon Phelps, a persona Meadows took to the big screen in 2000. But these days, Meadows is probably known as a fam…

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Tim Meadows, one of the longest tenured players in “Saturday Night Live” history, returns to Buffalo to perform five shows at Helium Comedy Club7. The comedian appeared on “Saturday Night Live” for adecade, most notably creating the character of the Ladies Man Leon Phelps, a persona Meadows took to the big screen in 2000. But these days, Meadows is probably known as a fam…

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Maybe you’re the funniest person in your group, but are you the funniest of all Buffalo? Helium Comedy is challenging you to find out, as the club has opened entries for its fourth annual "Buffalo’s Funniest Person" contest. Open to all Buffalo metro residents, the contest requires each contestant to perform about five to six minutes of original material in the first roun…

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Maybe you’re the funniest person in your group, but are you the funniest of all Buffalo? Helium Comedy is challenging you to find out, as the club has opened entries for its fourth annual "Buffalo’s Funniest Person" contest. Open to all Buffalo metro residents, the contest requires each contestant to perform about five to six minutes of original material in the first roun…